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myCIFOR Quality Assurance Consultant

Bogor (Indonesia)

  • Organization: CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research
  • Location: Bogor (Indonesia)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Supply Chain
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Ombudsman and Ethics
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-31

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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) envisions a more equitable world where forestry and landscapes enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we conduct innovative research, develop partners’ capacity, and actively engage in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center, and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Lima, Peru; and Bonn, Germany.

CIFOR is looking for

myCIFOR Quality Assurance Consultant


myCIFOR was established in 2013 with the idea of creating a centralized workspace for CIFOR’s business processes. myCIFOR consists of a series of stand-alone systems, each representing one business process. Since then, myCIFOR has developed into a more comprehensive, well-integrated system.

myCIFOR provides a space, system infrastructure and technical support for all divisions, allowing them to equip other users with information relevant to their business processes. Through myCIFOR, information is shared and integrated with the aim of streamlining all business processes in CIFOR.

The foundations of myCIFOR lie in policies, procedures, guidelines and reports that eventually feed myCIFOR with information.

In 2020, the IS team will be required to support the CIFOR-ICRAF merger process where some changes will need to be carried out.

Duties and responsibilities

The myCIFOR Quality Assurance Consultant tests the developed system and ensures deliverables match project scoping and CIFOR standards.
Details of the Consultant’s responsibilities:
1. Develop a testing scenario based on project scoping and design documents;
2. Work closely with the System Analyst in making sure the testing scenario covers all possibilities in the system;
3. Perform system testing based on the agreed testing scenario;
4. Work closely with other team members to ensure project scopes are fully delivered;
5. Follows Information System Team procedures and standards in developing the system;
6. Participate in all Information System Team sessions on progress updates.
7. Perform system testing with the following criteria:
a. Ensuring the features implemented in the system meet user requirements as per project scoping and design documents;
b. Ensuring the system performs in line with information system standards;

Education, knowledge and experience

• A minimum of a diploma in engineering (computer/telecommunications), computer science/information technology or equivalent;
• At least 1 year of working experience in a related field is required for this position ;
• Experience in automation testing is an advantage;
• Understanding of SQL and experience using SQL servers (any version);
• Experience in an agile environment is a plus;
• Good knowledge of English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

• Good problem-solving skills;
• Good personal organization and priority setting capabilities;
• Initiative, self-motivation, attention to detail, a fast learner, team player, willing to adapt, as well as the ability to work independently, and effectively as part of a team;
• Good interpersonal and communication skills;
• Ability to work and interact with people effectively in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment;
• Ability to work with minimum supervision;
• Ability to work under pressure;
• Willing to work overtime if required.

Terms and Conditions

• This is a full-time consultancy position.
• The period of the consultancy is expected to be from March 2020 until January 2021.
• CIFOR offers competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience.
• The duty station will be at CIFOR HQ in Bogor, Indonesia.

To apply, please visit our career site at:

To learn more about CIFOR, please visit our website at:

CIFOR is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Application process

The application deadline is 20 Dec-2019
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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